Betsy is rediscovering her love of photography. She did an AS level in it, which she enjoyed to an extent, especially the ability to develop her own films, but felt some of the joy was removed by being constrained by her teachers ideas rather than able to be free to use her own.
She would love to go back to using film, but it is quite pricey to develop when you can’t do it yourself, and her own digital camera is having a funny five minutes, so she is reduced to using my own digital – which is frankly only a smidge above a cheap point and shoot. It is still giving her practice for what makes a good shot and she is enjoying getting out and about taking snaps. The downside is she is using my camera…..so I end up taking pics on my phone or not at all!
The following snaps are all hers taken at the new Molly’s Den warehouse in Bridport. It is one of our new favourite places as it combines all sorts of vintage bits and bobs to rifle through with a café selling good cake and a decent sized kids area full of bricks and puzzles to keep Syd happy.
Of course we are all banned from buying anything at the moment, an imminent house move means the last thing we need is more stuff, but we can photograph it for posterity and future home inspiration. So here are the highlights of all the pretty….
For Christmas we bought her an instax camera, which is lovely- but expensive – for taking instant pics with. She loves it, but is very precious about the film (not surprisingly when its about 60p a photo!). There is something about a Polaroid type snap that is quite beautiful, and am loving the photographs she takes with it.
I have to say that visiting other people’s blogs with their stunning photography makes me want to improve my own too, am thinking of getting a better camera and teaching myself a bit more about framing shots and using props when Syd starts school in September. A picture speaks a thousand words they say, well as a writer I like to use the thousand words as well….but a pretty picture is always lovely too!
Love Miss Cisco XXX